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Harriet the Spy (Harriet the Spy #1)
3.97
I loved this book. Read it first in the fifth grade, then read it at least twice a year after that until it fell out of my book bag in the gym locker...more
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Sep 08, 2007
 
The Tomb (Adversary Cycle, #2) (Repairman Jack, #1)
4.06
The only book I have read in the "Repairman Jack" series, and, I think, the last.
Repairman Jack is a below-the-radar fixit guy that "repairs" problems...more
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Dec 18, 2008
 
Flashback
3.20
I like much of Dan Simmons work, but this particular novel is a clunker. The story takes place in the dystopian near future. America has become financ...more
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May 23, 2012
 
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1)
3.92
First the good stuff: I liked this book, although it reads more like urban fantasy than the mystery book it was sold to me as. I especially liked how...more
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Apr 27, 2008
 
A Canticle for Leibowitz (St. Leibowitz, #1)
3.96
I remember reading an old first edition paperback as a teen and having my cousin's confirmation teacher disapprove of it. Want to make a curious teen...more
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Aug 31, 2007
 
Accordion Crimes
3.54
A book that traces the history of a little diatonic button accordion through the people that used it. I enjoyed "The Shipping News," and thought that...more
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Sep 05, 2007
 
How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere
4.06
A classic survival book by a skilled woodsman, but the main charm of the book for me is the wacky, roundabout syntax. Like this example about survivin...more
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Sep 18, 2007
 
Dirty White Boys
3.99
A crime thriller that is not too thrilling, really. The book begins with the prison shower room killing of an inmate by the antagonist, Lamar Pye. Lam...more
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Apr 09, 2009
 
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
3.82
George Carlin has long been one of my favorite comedians (although, he kind of lost freshness around the time that "Toledo Windowbox" came out). Until...more
Jun 19, 2008
Jun 17, 2008
 
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
3.73
I really enjoyed this collection of stories. The first story, for which the collection is named, owes more than just the play on the title to Raymond...more
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Oct 01, 2012
 
Darkness at Noon
4.03
Koestler's powerful novel is set in the late 30's, during the Bolshevik purges and Moscow show trials of the period. Koestler, who at one time had be...more
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Feb 10, 2012
 
The Noblest Invention: An Illustrated History of the Bicycle
3.44
I enjoyed this book. A lot of great photos. This book was written by the editors of Bicycling Magazine and I think that influenced the layout of the b...more
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Nov 24, 2008
 
Buried Prey (Lucas Davenport, #21)
4.21
This is my first exposure to the Lucas Davenport (set around the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul) series, and I think I picked a good one to s...more
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Feb 19, 2013
 
In the Miso Soup
3.59
**spoiler alert** This novel about a sex industry tour guide (Kenji) in the seedier section of Tokyo's night districts and his strange American client...more
Mar 25, 2008
Mar 04, 2008
 
The Defiant : A True Story
4.57
This is the war memoir of a Polish Jew who was 14 at the time the Nazis invaded Poland. His story begins at that point and then describes 3 years of h...more
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Sep 18, 2011
 
Fat White Vampire Blues (Fat White Vampire, #1)
3.42
Jules Duchon is a vampire living in New Orleans. Weighing in at 463 pounds, he is addicted to victims addicted to fried rich food. Schlumping around t...more
Mar 06, 2008
Mar 04, 2008
 
The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second
3.77
A pretty good coming of age novel. I understand that this is Drew Ferguson's debut effort.
This book is written like a personal essay for college entra...more
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Mar 31, 2009
 
The Supermale
3.82
Absurd, provocative and ultimately tragic this book is also funny in parts. Some ideas I enjoyed: that human potential is limitless but technology can...more
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Dec 28, 2009
 
A Year in Provence
3.92
This is a fun book that is literally about the first year Mayle spent in his new home in Provence. The chapters are divided into months, so a reader g...more
Oct 2007
Oct 01, 2007
 
In Search of the Blues
3.40
This is not a reconstruction of the blues, this is a reconstruction of the history of the blues as conventionally understood. Marybeth Hamilton chose...more
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Jun 15, 2013
 
Survival in Auschwitz
4.26
Levi's harrowing tale about the time he spent in the Buden Camp of the Auschwitz complex before being liberated by the Red Army (his book Reawakening...more
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Aug 01, 2011
 
Dialogue with Death
4.05
A journal about the author's time (3 months) spent in a fascist prison, condemned to death, during the Spanish Civil War. A large portion is from the...more
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Feb 01, 2012
 
Larousse Gastronomique
4.63
A famous culinary encyclopedia that was originally eurocentric, if not francocentric in it's design and content (printed sometime in the '30s I think)...more
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Sep 22, 2007
 
Elmer Mccurdy: The Life And Afterlife Of An American Outlaw
3.43
During the filming of the 70's show "Six Million Dollar Man" in an amusement park in California, a camera crew accidentally damaged the arm of what th...more
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Jun 02, 2008
 
Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass
4.39
I think Schulz wrote totally in the vernacular of dreams. Sometimes when I read one of his stories, it is almost as if I AM dreaming--I can sense some...more
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Jan 12, 2013
 
Twin Cities by Trolley: The Streetcar Era in Minneapolis and St. Paul
4.44
A book about the street car era in the Twin Cities (from late 1800s to mid 1950s). Everything you might want to know about street cars and the TCRT (T...more
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Feb 13, 2012
 
Flight
3.87
This novel is aimed, I think, at the young adult market. I'm not a young adult, but I still enjoyed it quite a bit. We follow the story of a troubled...more
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Feb 12, 2010
 
Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock 'n' Roll
4.00
This is a very comprehensively researched book attempting to trace the early roots of the music that we know today as rock and roll. Birnbaum attempts...more
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Jun 10, 2013
 
The St. Paul Conspiracy (McRyan Mystery Series, #1)
3.91
This was the debut effort by Stelljes, and I could tell. I don't know who edited this book before publication, but there were several grammar and spel...more
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Mar 02, 2013
 
The Periodic Table
4.19
Levi, in his book The Drowned and the Saved, discusses how the skills people had in their pre-lager lives might have helped them as they tried to surv...more
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Aug 12, 2011
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